India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Descriptive Essay by write123

India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
Looks at Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who deeply influenced the history of India.
# 106583 | 875 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 10, 2008 in History (Asian) , History (Leaders)

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This paper examines the activities of India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in establishing India's economy, politics and development following the independence from British rule. Nehru's involvement transformed India into a civilized and powerful republic. The author describes Nehru's concept of Indianness in which he wanted to avoid a copy of European nationalism. The paper relates that, although Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were bound together through their common quest for the truth, Gandhi was an eccentric, living in poverty and promoting non-violence and religion, while Nehru was more of a noble and a socialist person. The author contrasts their beliefs.

From the Paper:

"An issue posed by the unification of India had been the Indian multiculturalism and the lack of cooperation between these specific cultural entities. Therefore, English appeared to be the only language through which the South and the North were able to communicate. This is why there was a need for a national point of reference. Thus, the Indian concept of an identity was a state and an organization that could implement a legal identity. Nehru's opinion was that the country's history could not be cleaned and invoked an acceptation of its past and its advantages, encouraging modernism and the need of unity.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Khilnani, Sunil. The idea of India. "Who is an Indian." New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
  • Shashi, Tharoor. "Gandhi & Nehru" 60 years of Asian heroes. Time Asia. 2006. 19 Feb 2008 <>
  • Subhash, Kak. "The Idea of India by Sunil Khilnani 1997-review". India Star: A Literary-Art Magazine. N. d. 19 Feb 2008 <>

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